The Louvin Brothers ‎– Tragic Songs Of Life

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Capitol Records ‎– T-769
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Original Capitol Records release in 1956

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planetrevrecords

planetrevrecords

September 19, 2017
One of the darkest and greatest Country albums ever made. A slam dunk
DoctorAmigo

DoctorAmigo

February 16, 2017
edited over 2 years ago
The classic album of lost loves, grief and despair.

In the simple, charming prose of a long-gone era, the beautiful heartbreak bleeds from every note. ("I went to church last Sunday, I saw my old true love there, and I knew that her mind was changing from the way that she done up her hair.")

Nobody did the traditional brother harmonies better than the Louvins, and if you think you hear a precursor to The Everlys --and by extension The Beatles --you wouldn't be wrong.

Classics like "Knoxville Girl," "In The Pines," "Katie Dear" and "Kentucky" have been done many times since, but have never been bettered.

If you're looking for fun this is NOT the record to throw on. But for a detour into the dark underbelly of the rich tradition of appalachian ballads of murder and sinister tales of the supernatural, this album should be your first stop.